Managed Security Services Provider Morning News: 08 September 2017

Each morning MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the global managed security services provider, SOC (security operations center) and IT outsourcing ecosystem.

Here’s the lineup for Friday, September 8, 2017:

7. European Email Privacy: Prying into workers’ emails just became a bit harder following a European Court of Human Rights ruling that a company violated a Romanian man’s privacy rights by firing him after spying on his personal Yahoo! chats,  according to Bloomberg.

6. Mexico Leak: Some bad news for recent visitors of Mexico. Tax refund firm MoneyBack has leaked identification and travel documents from thousands of visitors, including passports, driving licenses, and boarding passes, according to ZDnet.

5. Equifax Breach: Three Equifax senior executives sold shares worth almost $1.8 million in the days after the company discovered a security breach that may have compromised information on about 143 million U.S. consumers, according to Bloomberg. Equifax says the executives sold the shares before they knew about the breach. We'll share more thoughts soon.

4. Identity and Access Management: Okta's latest quarterly results beat Wall Street's expectations, proving that demand for identity and access management (IAM) solutions remains strong.

3. Security and Managed DevOps Services: CyberArk, which specializes in Privileged Account Security, has delivered an open source version of CyberArk Conjur. The tool enables DevOps teams to automatically secure and manage secrets used by machines and users. The goal: Protect containerized and cloud-native applications across the DevOps pipeline.

2. Talent: Optiv Security has added two key advisors to the company's board of directors. The additions include former FireEye and McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt, and United States Army General David Petraeus.

1. MSSP Partnership: Castle Ventures, an MSSP and data security specialist, has embraced Siemplify ThreatNexus security orchestration and automation tools. We'll share more details soon.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.